Do you know anyone with broken crayons laying around? ME TOO- hint- it’s me! March 31st is National Crayon Day and what better way to celebrate than upcycling our broken crayons? Lia was so excited and this was a really fun little craft with her!
Upcycling Broken Crayons
Lia loves all things nature, recycling, upcycling, and anything to help out planet. Getting to turn that bag of broken crayons we were saving into something new was right up her alley! This is a quick and fun activity you can have your kids help with.
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These melted crayons make a great classroom gift, goodie bag addition, or something new for your kids to play with.
Upcycling Crayons Supplies:
- Broken Crayons
- Silicone Mold
- Bowl with water
One of the reason I love this activity is because of how easy it is to do. I am sure there are other ways to go about this project. However, I am here sharing how we made it happen and it was super simple. So simple we already started saving our broken crayons for next time.
3 Easy steps
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
1.First, take your broken crayons and let them soak in a bowl of water for about 10 minutes. Once your crayons have soaked, you can remove the wrappers on them easily. Pat your crayons dry after.
Lia really enjoys removing the labels because your hands get some of the crayon wax on your fingers. It is quite an interesting sensory feeling too.
2.Next, you will grab your crayons and place them in your mold.
3. Place your mold in the oven and let your crayons melt for 15 minutes. We use large and small crayons, the large ones take a little extra to melt. Once your crayons are melted you will remove them from the oven and let them cool.
ENJOY! You now have a whole new set of crayons- rainbow crayons as my kids call them!
Not only does the process of upcycling crayons give you fun shapes, the color combinations are a whole lot of fun on their own!
What fun ways do you upcycle products?